Messi Speaks On Swapping Barcelona Trophies For Argentina World Cup Win
Lionel Messi/file

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has said that he wouldn’t swap any of the trophies he has won with Barcelona in order to lift the World Cup with Argentina.

Messi has had quite an illustrious CV but Success with the Albiceleste at the international level still eludes him.

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Despite being his country’s all-time leading scorer he has yet to win a trophy with the senior side, with his only international honours the U20 World Cup in 2005 and a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

He has come desperately close to ending his international drought but has tasted defeat in three Copa America finals as well the 2014 World Cup final.

That is in sharp contrast to his success at the domestic level, with the striker collecting a dazzling array of silverware at Camp Nou.

The 32-year-old has won a club-record 34 trophies with the Catalan side, including ten La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues.

When asked whether he would swap that haul for one World Cup trophy with Argentina, Messi insisted he wouldn’t change a thing.

“I would’ve loved to be a world champion,” Messi told TyC Sports. “But I don’t think I would change anything else in my career to be one.

“This is what I was given, what God gave me. It is what it is.

“I couldn’t dream of everything that I experienced after. It was far bigger than anything I could’ve imagined.”